HIV testing prevalence during antenatal care in women admitted for delivery at the Instituto Materno Infantil Professor Fernando Figueira, IMIP

Maria Celina Rocha Morimura Manoella Dantas Costa Mendes Ariani Imperi de Souza Luiz Cláudio Arraes de Alencar About the authors

OBJECTIVES: to determine HIV testing prevalence during antenatal care and hospital admission for delivery and identify factors associated to pregnant women testing and results delivery. METHODS: a descriptive study comprised of 400 puerperal women seen at the Women Care Center of Instituto Materno Infantil Professor Fernando Figueira, IMIP. RESULTS: one hundred and fifty four (38.5%) women were admitted for delivery without having received the results of the anti-HIV test. One hundred and thirty four women (87.0%) had been prescribed a "fast HIV test" but only 130 were tested (84.5%). The following was determined: the number of antenatal medical visits ((p<0,001), the number of professionals providing antenatal care and education level (p=0,006) were significantly associated to anti-HIV testing during antenatal care, but not with results delivery. Counseling and test access during antenatal care and hospital admission for delivery were significantly associated to anti-HIV testing during antenatal care as well. CONCLUSIONS: anti-HIV testing prevalence during antenatal care and/or screening was satisfactory in quantitative terms, however, results delivery during antenatal care, admission for delivery, and post-test counseling fell short of recommendations.

Prenatal care; Disease transmission vertical; Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Cross-sectional studies


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